Microsoft HoloLens: Everything you need to know about the $3,000 AR headset


Microsoft HoloLens, the company's holographic, augmented reality headset took us all by surprise when it was unveiled at a Windows 10 event at the beginning of 2015. The HoloLens headset is a bold piece of hardware and the most exciting evidence yet that Microsoft is taking wearable tech seriously. Microsoft is promising a future filled with holograms but not as we'd imagine them - you'll only be able to see them with the HoloLens strapped on.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review


The Chinese company is also making a standalone VR headset for Google’s upcoming WorldSense platform and a standalone device for Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mixed Reality platform. Hardware infrastructure and software developer tools from big players like Apple (ARKit) and Facebook (Camera Effects platform) directly contributed to a huge surge in interest in augmented reality. San Francisco-based Leap Motion has raised a $50M Series C for their hand- and finger-tracking technology.


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What Would a Truly 3D Operating System Look Like?


Jody Medich is a UX designer and researcher who believes that the next giant leap in technology involves devices and interfaces that can “speak human.” Two projects from Microsoft, Pivot and SandDance , demonstrate the power of dynamic movement between data visualizations to reveal patterns within data. appeared first on Leap Motion Blog. Art & Design Augmented & Virtual Reality Leap Motion Team OS Interaction UX Design browser cognitive friction

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Drawboard Is A Position-Tracked Pen Designed To Help You Write In VR


It’s tracked using Leap Motion’s hand-tracking controller on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive to enable six degrees of freedom (6DOF), capturing your full range of movement. Interestingly it also works with Microsoft’s Windows-based VR headsets but doesn’t require Leap Motion. We’ve all tried writing in VR but, with the way we hold our Oculus Touch controllers and HTC Vive wands, it’s an awkward experience at best.

OpenXR Now Certifying Headset & App Compliance, Adds Extensions for Hand-tracking & Eye-tracking

Road to VR

The time to embrace OpenXR is now,” said Don Box, Technical Fellow at Microsoft. “In ” Khronos says that Facebook has shipped an OpenXR implementation for both Quest and Rift, and Microsoft has shipped an implementation for WMR headsets and HoloLens 2.

My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

The Ghost Howls

Magic Leap. Me, wearing a Magic Leap One. The most important news has been for sure the launch of the Magic Leap One. You may hate or love Magic Leap, but the fact that it has released a product is for sure a great news for all the ecosystem : if after all those investments, that startup failed, it would have had a ripple effect on all the ecosystem, making investors lose trust in augmented reality. Rear view of the Magic Leap One. Leap Motion.

XTAL Ultra High-End VR Headset Adds Neurable’s Emotion Analysis


The XTAL VR headset from VRgineers includes eye tracking, so adding the EEG sensors and using Neurable’s analysis software might offer customers with very large budgets more capable analysis and training tools than consumer grade systems like Rift and Vive. A new partnership between Neurable and VRgineers adds the former’s “brain sensors” to the ultra high-end XTAL VR headset.

Augmented reality is reaching a mature state according to Gartner

The Ghost Howls

Numerous, underlying elements will need to be created (such as edge networking, high bandwidth and low-latency communications, standardized tools and content types for publishing into the AR cloud, management and delivery of content, and interoperability to ensure seamless and ubiquitous [rather than siloed] experiences) to enable this shift in how we organize and interact with digital content. Header image by Leap Motion).

The XR Week Peek (2020.06.01): HP Reverb G2 launched, Qualcomm goes bullish on 5G and Wi-fi 6 and more!

The Ghost Howls

HP and Microsoft have a long track in offering enterprise hardware, so this headset may battle HTC on his own land (B2B). Rony Abovitz steps down from Magic Leap CEO. It is the end of an era: Abovitz has been the mastermind behind Magic Leap’s communication and vision.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.12.09): Qualcomm XR2 defines the future of XR, Magic Leap having tragic sales, and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Image by Magic Leap). Magic Leap may be in trouble, but its CEO remains confident. It seems that soon it will release a refresh of the Magic Leap One , but we have to see if this will be enough. More info (Report on Magic Leap) More info (Rony Abovitz’s tweet).

Hands-On: Ralph Breaks VR Reveals Family-Friendly Formula For The VOID


Last year The VOID partnered with Ninja Theory, which was bought by Microsoft , to create Nicodemus: Demon of Evanishment. The VOID employs Leap Motion hand tracking during part of the experience to help with the embodiment of colorful “Netizens.” The VOID seems to offer software development partners a set of physical tools to build interactive effects around.

Who Will Own the Metaverse?

AR Insider

It’s been called the AR Cloud by many, the Magicverse by Magic Leap, the Mirrorworld by Wired, the Cyberverse by Huawei, Planet-scale AR by Niantic and Spatial Computing by academics. The incumbents like Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft or Snap already own global social graphs, but perhaps looking to unseat them could be the multiplayer gaming behemoths like Sony, Activision Blizzard or EA, or 3D-specific ideas like Aura’s “avatar as a service”. Tools.

Welcome to CadaVR: A Living Cadaver Laboratory on the Web


Get the project on the Leap Motion Developer Gallery ! Fortunately, Leap Motion provides this information, which makes writing the code a lot easier. We plan to give content creators physiological tools so they can simulate normal and pathological functions and create compelling experiences that are not only cool, but also give students a new perspective to learn about the functions of the human body.

On the XR Beat, with VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi

XR for Business Podcast

And then even Magic Leap, I’ve heard rumors that they’re going to be introducing an enterprise division, or an enterprise something. It sounds really awesome, and it is — it’s really fun and exciting — but what it really gets down to it is they’ve shown the increased sales by 25-150 percent using just web-based interactive tools. And now, to this day, I think it remains Microsoft’s best pivot ever.

On the XR Beat, with VentureBeat's Dean Takahashi

XR for Business Podcast

And then even Magic Leap, I've heard rumors that they're going to be introducing an enterprise division, or an enterprise something. It sounds really awesome, and it is -- it's really fun and exciting -- but what it really gets down to it is they've shown the increased sales by 25-150 percent using just web-based interactive tools. And now, to this day, I think it remains Microsoft's best pivot ever. Alan: Have you been to the Microsoft campus?

A Social VR Experiment


I am a technologist and artist, interested in the design of media production tools. As we met more new friends, we realized that something important differentiated our avatars: some people had hands with free-range motion, and others did not. Additionally, some users use the Leap Motion sensor combined with their HTC Vive to get more depth information from hands, without needing gloves or hand-held controllers. Hi Everyone!

Shaping the Digital World with Our Hands, with Clay AIR’s Varag Gharibjanian

XR for Business Podcast

Alan: With Facebook now working on AR, and you've got Magic Leap, and Microsoft's Hololens. And, you know, Magic Leap-- people are going to expect when they walk around holograms, they stay put. Are things like midair haptics-- I know-- I guess Leap Motion would be a competitor to you guys, even though they're using a hardware solution to do that. But things like midair haptics, with the Ultra Haptics or the Ultra Leap now.

OSVR - a Look Ahead


Acer, NVIDIA, Valve, Ubisoft, Leap Motion and many others joined the ecosystem. We see goggles, motion trackers, haptics, eye trackers, motion chairs and body suits. Augmented reality tools detect objects in video feeds. Magic Leap is not commercial yet. Microsoft Hololens kits are shipping to developers, but are not priced for consumers yet. Introduction OSVR is an open source software platform and VR goggle.